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NYC Say AHHH w. Akoya Afrobeat (Live) + DJ Spinna

NYC SAY AHHH

NYC! We got reason to celebrate! Join me and the crew for an evening of LIVE music and vibes start to finish on Friday, May 9th at 9PM.

In the building we’ll have Akoya Afrobeat (14-piece ensemble) performing live, DJ Spinna, El Siete (warming things up) and yours truly on the wheels all night strong.

This all happens at the gorgeous new venue that is Merdian23 in Manhattan.

One night only, see yall on the dancefloor!

 

 

 

 

 

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Dem Say Ah Vinyl + Digital Available Worldwide

Dem Say Ah Vinyl

Ecstatic to announce that my new record, ‘Dem Say Ah’ featuring Akoya Afrobeat, is available worldwide now!

Straight afrobeat/afro house dancefloor bizness, mixed by the legendary DJ Spinna!

For folks that are looking for the digital version, iTunes got you covered here.

For my people who want to hold and feel the vibrations off the limited edition vinyl, check for that gold wax on Bandcamp here.

Enjoy, spread love + music!

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Dem Say Ah Launch Party w. Rich Medina

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Very happy to be coming together with Rich Medina + Manchildblack next Thursday, April 10th to celebrate my new “Dem Say Ah” record.

For this special edition of Lil Ricky’s Rib Shack, we’ll have a live PA performance from the legendary Afrobeat Ambassador, Kaleta! It all goes down at The303 at Louie and Chan.

9PM Doors, free before 10PM, $10 after. See yall on the dancefloor!

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Announcing DEM SAY AH

Dem Say Ah

It is with great pleasure and joy that I share news about my forthcoming record, Dem Say Ah featuring Akoya Afrobeat, officially out 4/15/14!

What started as a remix for Grammy Award Winning Jazz artist Gregory Porter, morphed into a straight Afrobeat dancefloor situation. For the recordings I came together with Akoya and Kaleta, Victor Axelrod aka Ticklah, Maurice Brown, Chris Rob and DJ Spinna.

For more on how the record came to fruition and to pre-order your copy, visit our Kickstarter page and let the get down begin!

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In Session on The Bobbito Garcia Radio Show

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Got the call to fill in for Bobbito Garcia on East Village Radio yesterday, 12/9 and what a session it was!

Played beautiful records from Erykah Badu, Roy Ayers, Marc Mac & the Visioneers, Bosq of Whiskey Barons, Tall Black Guy, Lord Echo and DJ Day, amongst others!

It’s always an honor to fill Bob’s shoes and he called in three times during the program to comment on the treats and talk sh*t! Lots of laughs and vibes. Shout out to my brother Andrés!

Listen to the broadcast here

*playlist can be found here

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Kaleta on the Bobbito Garcia Radio Show

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Was back on East Village Radio this week for the Bobbito Garcia Radio Show! Always an honor to fill Bob’s shoes and this week’s show was pretty special.

Sat down with Kaleta, the afrobeat ambassador behind Zozo and Akoya Afrobeat Ensembles. Talked with him about his musical upbringings playing with both King Sunny Adé and Fela Anikulapo Kuti, amongst others!

Then, played new/timeless music from D’Angelo, Quantic & Nidia Góngora, Louie Vega & Elements of Life, Kev Brown, Quadron and the Boogaloo Assassins!

Listen to the broadcast here

*playlist can be found here

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NYC: Juke Bar Grand Opening 10.5.13

Juke Bar 10.5.13

Every so often a venue opens here in NYC that takes a firm stance against the musical mediocrity that the others buy into.

Music is placed on front street, the sound system is given it’s proper respect and the overall experience of the people is taken into heavy account.

Welcome Juke Bar, owned by folks that are passionate about music and it’s a pleasure to set it off for them the right way this Saturday! Night begins at 9PM, get down at 11PM, free.

See Facebook Invite for info.

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